We've often wondered, as we drove down Binford, who Thomas Binford was. It seems that he was a major influence of so much of the what Indy has to offer. He co-founded Indy's Urban League and, from 1956-1969 was the President of the United States Auto Club which was the sanctioning body of the Indianapolis 500. Additionally, he was the chief steward of the race from 1974-1995. This information is courtesy of the New York Times obituary. It turns out he also played an important role in founding the Pacers. Now, we're a little more enlightened about the man when we drive down his road.